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Top Australia Attractions

Uluru

Great Barrier Reef

Perth

Sydney Harbor

Downtown Melbourne

Freycinet National Park, Tasmania

Hobart, Tasmania

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Top Activities in Australia

Sydney Bridge Walk

Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

Walking around Uluru

Learning about Aboriginal cultures

Seeing kangaroos and koalas

Winetasting in Melbourne

Driving down the Great Ocean Road

Riding camels in Broome

Sailing

Learning to surf

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Classic Australia Itineraries

Australia in 7-10 Days

Australia is an enormous country, with many of the top attractions situated along the coastline, making it impossible to see everything in one week or even two. But the classics are absolutely feasible - you may even catch a glimpse of a Koala!

Day 1, Sydney: Sydney Harbor Bridge, Opera House, Circular Queue, Luna Park, Botanical Gardens, Harbor boat tour, Blue Mountains

Day 2-4, Queensland: Visit the famed Great Barrier Reef, and picturesque Cannes, for snorkeling and fun ocean sports.

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Day 2-4, Alice Springs: Watch the sunrise over Uluru, learn from local Aboriginal guides about the land through their ancient legends. Watch kangaroos in their natural habitat and appreciate the outbacks beauty.

Day 5-7, Melbourne: Explore the “world’s most livable city” fro Southbank and Federation Sq., to winetasting in Yarra Valley, and funky St. Kilda beach. Hit the coastal highway known as the Great Ocean Road for spectacular views and hidden gems.

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Australia in 2 Weeks

2 Weeks in Oz gives you ample time to see Uluru, the famous Great Barrier Reef- though many tours opt for one or the other - as well as the urban centers of Melbourne and Sydney. You may even have enough time to visit the Yarra Valley for wine tasting.

Day 1-2, Sydney: Sydney Harbor Bridge, Opera House, Circular Queue, Luna Park, Botanical Gardens, Harbor boat tour, Blue Mountains

Day 3-5, Queensland: Great Barrier reef, snorkeling & scuba diving in clear blue waters

Day 6-9, Central Australia: Uluru, The Olgas, watching the sunrise over the outback, seeing Kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Day 10-12, Melbourne: Southbank and Federation Sq, Yarra Valley wine tasting, St. Kilda beach

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Australia & New Zealand in 3 Weeks

Australia and New Zealand are famously difficult to get to, especially if you’re coming from the United States or Europe. For this reason, it can be a great idea to kill two birds with one stone! You won’t get to see everything (both Australia and New Zealand easily deserve their own trip) but if you won’t be back to that part of the world for a while, this is a great way to see some highlights in both countries.

Day 1-3, Aukland: Arrive in Auckland on the North Island of New Zealand. Mission Bay,  Auckland Museum for an in depth look at the native Maori culture and history. Take a boat out for a whale watching excursion.

Day 4-6, Queenstown: Fly to Queenstown to spend a few days in this beautiful lakeside town. Jetboating on Lake Wakatipu, Skyline luge for incredible views and a thrilling activity in one. Full day excursion to Milford Sound, and visit historic Arrowtown

Day 7, Mount Cook: Take a walk on Fox Glacier and stay overnight in Mount Cook National Park.

Day 8-9, Christchurch: Driving day through picturesque countryside as you head to Christchurch, where you will depart for Australia.

Day 10-11, Melbourne: Fitzroy Gardens, Federation Square, excursion to Phillip Island to see fairy penguins,

Day 12, Great Ocean Road: Drive along Melbourne’s idyllic coastline and view the famous Twelve Apostles. Have your camera ready for the stunning scenery!

Day 13-15, Alice Springs: Head to Alice Springs in Central Australia. Take a pre-dawn drive into the outback to watch the sunrise over the Olgas in Kata Tjuta. Half day history tour at Uluru - learn about the Aboriginal culture on the Mala Walk. Visit the cultural center for more insight into the arts, music, beliefs and customs of the Aboriginal people.

Day 16-18, Cairns: Enjoy a few days of snorkeling and boat trips around the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. Learn about the geology and wildlife from a marine biologist. Other highlights include Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Day 19-22, Sydney: In Sydney, visit the famous Opera House and learn about it’s unique design. Spend a leisurely time walking around Circular Queue, and the Sydney Harbor. Go on the thrilling Bridge Walk for views from atop the Sydney Harbor Bridge. Visit the Botanical Gardens, and take a day cruise to Luna Park.

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Reviews of Australia Tours
98% Recommend

4.7 out of 5
Excellent 628 Great 97 Average 17 Disappointing 12 Terrible 7
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4.7 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8

J

Recommends

Amazing, would highly recommend it July 2016

4.0

Best of Australia

Amazing, would highly recommend it. I felt safe and well informed as a lone female traveller.

Operator G Adventures

a

Recommends

Great itinerary but too many restrictions on September 2015

4.0

Perth to Broome Overland

Great itinerary but too many restrictions on freedom

Operator Intrepid Travel

c

Recommends

Recent booking to Bonaire /Caradonna June 2019

3.0

Caradonna Company Reviews

Recent booking to Bonaire. Spelled our name wrong several times. The week we were leaving we were told the pool was being torn up. Not enough notice to change plans. My wife is a non diver it was important to her.At check in I thought they could offer a room up grade or some kind of compensation but were unwilling to do so.Plaza Resort could have made us feel less deceived. Large resorts plan pool replacements . Caradonna should have been on top of this. Read more

Operator Caradonna Adventures

JK

Recommends

Looking at different options what would… June 2019

3.0

ACIS Company reviews

Looking at different options what would a 9 day trip to Spain cost from us with about 20 students

Thanks

Operator ACIS

L

Recommends

I wish I could make more of a fuss July 2018

3.0

Holland America Line Company Reviews

We traveled on MV Noordam on a 40 night vacation from Sydney around New Zealand, then continuing on to Vancouver in Canada via Hawaii. We generally cruise with P&O out of the UK, but this gave us an opportunity to experience a different company within the Carnival Group.
We always tend to book the highest grade inside cabin as we prefer to spend our time enjoying the various facilities around the ship, for us the cabin is just a place to sleep and ablute...nothing more. At the time of booking we'd requested 'not' to be upgraded, but sadly this went unheeded and at check-in we'd been assigned an outside obstructed view cabin...which was also smaller than the larger inside we'd booked.
When will cruise companies realise that this is not an upgrade.
Our experience of these types of cabin are not favourable and this was to be no exception. The trip to reception was fruitless, the ship was sailing full...apparently...but as we were staying on for the next cruise they would look into the matter.
We were woken the first morning at 6am by one of the engineers working on the lifeboat outside our window, same again on day two and by day three the deck hands were joining in the melee by arranging the deck furniture at the same time.
Requests at reception were politely noted but little was done, the staff saying there were no available alternatives again.
Well can the staff start their duties a little later maybe?
Doubtful, came the reply.
At the same time there was another couple at reception complaining about the standard of their cabin. They ended up shouting, using abusive language and being quite obnoxious...but guess what...the manager appeared and they got moved.
I'm not good at complaining and would rather be polite and respectful towards hard working folk just trying to do their job, but sadly there appears to be a lesson I should learn here.

Ah Well.

On the positive side, the ship was very good, the itinerary was excellent and even the tender operation was very well organised. The dining experience was good thanks to our 2 very hard working waiters and a section manager that actually showed an interest in his passengers. Entertainment was okay but not as good as we get on the British ships. The bar staff were great and a couple of Happy Hours each day ensured we could at least afford a drink or two to help us sleep through all the cabin noise.

And we didn't get moved for the second cruise either as apparently there was nothing available again...but it was strange how empty the restaurants and bars were in comparison...and still I didn't make a fuss.

Really glad we did this cruise for the ports we visited, but overall I think we would only use Holland America again for an itinerary we couldn't get elsewhere.
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Operator Holland America Line

N

Does Not Recommend

GUEST SERVICES SUCK! May 2019

2.0

Holland America Line Company Reviews

Similar to one of the other reviewers here - I had an obstructed view outside room. The obstruction on the Oosterdam was a lifeboat. Every morning two men came and climbed all over the lifeboat working on it somehow. While I understand the safety of the passengers may depend on the lifeboats being in repair, but for a single woman to have two men climbing around her window caused me to close the drapes every day. I might as well have had an indoor room. Guest services said they would check into it and let me know. They did not. Second visit to Guest Services resulted in again - no action and no response. The third time, I raised my voice in the lobby and requested a manager. They all acted stupid - and perhaps they actually were, but only after all this did I finally demand another room and magically they found one and for the last four days of a 17 day cruise I was happy. I wrote Holland America when I returned and after a week I received a namby pamby response - with not so much as an offer of a discount on the next cruise or a free drink!!! I already have another cruise booked, this one with friends, which is the only reason I'm not cancelling it, but it will be my last with them! Read more

Operator Holland America Line

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